Picture Storybooks

A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy

Publisher: Lothian Children’s Books / Hachette, 2016
  • Long-listed for the Children’s Picture Book of the Year, 2017
  • Notable CBCA, 2017

Outside

Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Little Hare, 2014
  • Short listed Society of Women Writers Biennial Awards, 2017
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Picture Book 2015

The Great Big Animal Ask

Publisher: Lothian, 2004
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book, 2005

Over the Moon

Publisher: Lothian Books, 2003
  • Winner Crichton Award
  • Children’s Book Council Notable Book, 2004

The River

Publisher: Curriculum Corporation, 2001
  • Winner of The Society of Women Writers of NSW
  • Bi-annual Award for Younger Readers 2003.2002
  • Short-listed for The Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, 2002

The Gift

Publisher: Random House, Australia, 2000
  • A White Raven Choice for outstanding books, Bolgona Children’s Book Fair, 2001

Magical Ride

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1999
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia, Notable Book

Sky Sash So Blue

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1999
  • The Society of School Librarians International Honour Book, Boston, USA 1998
  • Chosen as a Best Book of 1998 (Children’s Book Committee, US)
  • Performed as an opera in Birmingham, Alabama, 2004 and 2005

The Wonder Thing

Publisher: Penguin, 1995
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia, Notable Book
  • Shortlisted for the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature, 1996

Way Home

Publisher: Random House, Australia, 1994
  • Winner Kate Greenaway Medal, United Kingdom 1995 (Greg Rogers illustrator)
  • Winner NSW Women Writers’ Award for Picture Storybook 1995
  • Short-listed TDK Talking Books Award, Australia

Grandma’s Shoes

Publisher: Little Brown US, 1994
  • Winner The Society of Women Writers NSW, 2001 Awards
  • Libretto awarded an AWGIE, 2001.
  • Performed as an opera with Opera Australia and Theatre of Image, 2000.

The Tram to Bondi Beach

Publisher: Collins A & R, 1981
  • Highly Commended, Children’s Book of the Year Award, 1981
  • Special edition in 2006 to celebrate 25 years in print

Novels for Juniors

Incredibilia

Publisher: Little Hare Books | Hardie Grant Egmont, 2016
  • Short listed Society for Women Writers Biennial Awards, 2017
  • Short listed for Queensland Premier’s Children’s Book Awards, 2016

Okra and Acacia; The Story of the Wattle Pattern Plate

Publisher: Hodder Headline, 2002
  • Short listed Crichton Award (artist Brigitte Stoddart), 2003

All About Anna

Publisher: Hodder Headline, 1999, first printed Reed Heinemann, Australia 1980
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia, Honour Book, 1998

Love Me Tender

Publisher: Hodder Headline, 1999, first printed OUP, 1992
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia, Notable Book, 1992

The Extraordinary Magics of Emma McDade

Publisher: Hodder Headline, 1999, first printed OUP, 1989
  • Shortlisted Children’s Book Council Books for Younger Readers, 1990

Looking Out for Sampson

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1995, first printed OUP 1987
  • Children’s Book Council Honour Book 1988

The Lenski Kids and Dracula

Publisher: Penguin, Australia, 1992
  • Shortlisted for Multicultural Awards 1993, reprinted as Aussie Bite, 2002

So Who Needs Lotto

Publisher: Penguin, 1991
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book, 1992

Friends and Secret

Publisher: Hodder Headline, 1985
  • Shortlisted for Children’s Book Council Awards 1986

Young Adult

Eventual Poppy Day

Publisher: HarperCollins, 2015
  • Short listed Society of Women Writers Biennial Awards, Young Adult, 2017

Fire Song

Publisher: ABC Books, 2009
  • Highly Commended - Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, 2010
  • Commended - The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc Biennial Book Awards 2009

Georgiana, Woman of Flowers

Publisher: Hachette Livre, 2008
  • First Prize - The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc Biennial Book Awards 2009

Letters to a Princess

Publisher: ABC Books, 2007
  • Commended - The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc Biennial Book Awards 2009

Volcano Boy

Publisher: Lothian, 2001
  • Commended in The Society of Women Writers of NSW, 2003
  • Bi-annual Awards for Younger Readers

Rift

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1998
  • Winner of Society of Women Writers of NSW
  • Younger Readers Award
  • Shortlisted 1998 Christian Schools Award

The Climb

Publisher: Penguin, Australia, 1996
  • Winner NSW Society of Women Writers’ Award, 1995
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book

Feral Kid

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1994
  • Winner NSW Society of Women Writers’ Award, 1995
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book

Thunderwith

Publisher: Hodder Headline, First printed Reed Heinemann, 1989, 1989
  • Honour Award, Children’s Book Council Awards for older readers, Australia, 1990
  • Named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, United States, 1991
  • CPNS Award, (Collective Promotion of Dutch Literature) Netherlands 1992

Poetry

Vietnam Reflections

Publisher: Illus Leon Coward, PAX PRESS, 2010
  • Winner of the Poetry Prize for the Inaugural Woollahra Library Word Festival, 2010

Volcano Boy

Publisher: Lothian, 2001
  • Commended in The Society of Women Writers of NSW, 2003
  • Bi-annual Awards for Younger Readers

Digital, Media, Movies, Plays, Libretti

Sky Sash So Blue

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Australia, 1999
  • The Society of School Librarians International Honour Book, Boston, USA 1998
  • Chosen as a Best Book of 1998 (Children’s Book Committee, US)
  • Performed as an opera in Birmingham, Alabama, 2004 and 2005

Grandma’s Shoes

Publisher: Little Brown US, 1994
  • Winner The Society of Women Writers NSW, 2001 Awards
  • Libretto awarded an AWGIE, 2001.
  • Performed as an opera with Opera Australia and Theatre of Image, 2000.

Wonderstop, the Adventures of Bodge and Widge

Publisher: Dome Media, 2006. Hathorn Enterprises, 2005
  • Winner of the Energy Australia National Trust Award- Education, 2007
  • Shortlisted in the ATOM Awards 2006

Georgiana, Woman of Flowers

Publisher: Hachette Livre, 2008
  • First Prize - The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc Biennial Book Awards 2009

Coolstop

Hathorn Enterprises

, 2004
  • Shortlisted for the ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards 2005

Weirdstop

Hathorn Enterprises

, 2003
  • Winner of AIMIA award Best Children’s Product in 2003
  • Runner up South Australian Premier’s Literary Awards for the Mayne Award

Awards for literary achievement

Libby Hathorn was awarded a CENTENARY MEDAL, 2003 for service to Australian Children’s Literature, and the NSW Children’s Week Award, Media, 1992.

Libby received THE ALICE AWARD, 2014 a national award for an Australian woman writer ‘who for her written work has made a distinguished and long-term contribution to Australian literature.’

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